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Read a 'lyrical' novel that didn't utterly bore me!

Actually the title of this post is a bit of an understatement. On the plane back from Maine, I read Marguerite Duras’ The Lover, which is a French novel from the 80s that I’ve been meaning to read to for awhile, and it was legitimately one of the best novels I have ever read in my life, and quite possibly the best novel I’ve so far read this year. 927 more words

Books

“When a woman drinks its as if an animal were drinking or a small child...": Female Writers and Alcoholism

When you look up writers and alcoholism, there is a dime a dozen of male writers. So it is easy to forget that alcoholism exists no matter age, gender, or race. 645 more words

Literature

Encore! Presents L'AMANTE ANGLAISE

A dark and compelling masterpiece

By Myron My

Based on Marguerite Duras‘ 1967 novella, L’Amante Anglaise (The English Lover) is on the surface a murder mystery story, but look a little deeper and it is an exploration of what happens to a person when the life they are leading turns out to be the life they never wanted. 388 more words

Whats On

The Lover by Marguerite Duras ~ Book Review

I was hesitant to read this book because I’m not much of a romance reader. But, as it turns out, this book isn’t much of a romance. 93 more words

Books

Blind Spot Series: Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) making a movie in Hiroshima meets a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada), and the two begin an affair. With both of them happily married to other people and the woman about to return to Paris, it seems destined to be short-lived, yet the man thinks they have something special. 732 more words

Film

Marguerite Duras, Abahn Sabana David

“The Novel That Took Marguerote Duras to the Edge of Fiction and Sanity”

To the extent that she is familiar to Americans, Marguerite Duras is known for Hiroshima mon amour, the 1959 screenplay she wrote for Alain Resnais. 249 more words

20th Century